i-CAT CONE BEAM 3D X-Ray

i-CAT

At Gardner Orthodontics, we strive to keep abreast of the innovations in orthodontic technology in order to provide our patients with the safest and most effective treatment options. In addition, the health and safety of our patients is our highest priority, which is why we utilize the i-CAT system. Unlike traditional imaging equipment, the i-CAT system emits the lowest level of radiation while providing a superior image. We are delighted to offer our patients this exceptionally reliable imaging technology with an unprecedented safety rating.

How Does it Work?

The i-CAT digital imaging machine utilizes special cone beam scanning technology and 3D modeling software to give us precise images of your teeth, bones, airway and soft tissue.  The i-CAT does a complete 360 degree fast and painless scan of your head and mouth. A series of low-dose images are converted into a high-resolution view through sophisticated 3D software. This high-resolution view gives our doctors a better understanding of findings and treatment options.

A better diagnosis means a better treatment plan for you. More accurate and highly defined information of the teeth, jaws, and facial complex allows us to develop the most efficient and effective treatment plan customized for each patient, and carried through to successful case completion. This advanced 3D technology allows our doctors to easily select the appropriate scan for each patient at the lowest possible radiation dose. 

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Benefits of i-CAT

Gardner Orthodontics is pleased to offer the i-CAT 3D imaging at our Gaskins office. There are many benefits to using i-CAT technology including:

  • Quick, 8 second scan that provides data for a complete diagnosis
  • Less radiation than traditional CT scanners
  • Increased comfort — patients are seated in an open environment
  • Our doctors can easily share the data with patients and other treating doctors